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Inverness councillors award more than £93,000 of Common Good Fund cash to four projects including support for a foodbank, the ice rink and tree planting


By Scott Maclennan

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Helen Carmichael
Helen Carmichael

Over £93,000 of Inverness Common Good Fund cash has been awarded to four projects benefiting the city by the local area committee ranging from the ice rink to a foodbank charity and tree planting.

The largest award of £30,000 went to Inverness Ice Centre Limited for the creation of a festival as well as cultural events. The cash will support the installation of specialist insulated flooring to cover the ice arena and provide technology with the capability to stream events.

High Life Highland got a grant of £22,470 towards the creation of GROW Raised Beds at the Inverness Botanic Gardens.

The City Flowering and the Queen’s Green Canopy projects got £21,200 for the planting of five mature trees with a purple halo around each tree.

They will be placed at the Raigmore Interchange, Ness Hydro Scheme, Inshes District Park, UHI Gardens Inverness Campus and Torvean Roundabout.

And Blythswood Care got £20,000 towards the Highland Foodbank for the provision of services to the city for additional much needed welfare support to those impacted by pandemic.

Inverness Provost Helen Carmichael said: “These funding awards demonstrate the importance of the Inverness Common Good Fund’s assistance in the city’s economic and social recovery from the pandemic while providing for the well-being of Inverness.”


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